Waits for thunderous applause...not a sausage.
Back from the UK, got a chance to get out on a hunt with a borrowed machine - held my first 1600's hammered silver and really happy to dig this! My New Oldest Coin found detecting (but a bit cheaty as it's not NZ)
Also revisited the house I grew up in which just LAUGHS at the Kerikeri Stone store - 600Years old, 3' solid stone walls (robbed from the castle that (was) on the hill behind it and complete with priest hole, which the current owners have turned into a wine cupboard(!) The slates apparently still slide off the roof in a storm (as a kid I lay there there on a stormy night hearing tchtchtchtchtchtch.....splatch! on the road) Forget all the tourist tat placards that say "Queen Mary slept here" - Stanley Baldwin had his hair cut in our lounge... beat that!)
Good to see no-one missed me back here in the land of the 1880 penny! WooHoo!!
I'm having a clearout and am happy to send anyone several years' supply of sodium sequicarbonate (postage cost only) if they are serious about preserving their bronze finds for the future. (Non hazardous, but doesn't taste very nice)
- Send me a PM with your delivery address.
Spending the weekend driving the coast to see what's changed on the beaches and worth detecting - My Reale was fantastic, but I have 1749 to beat now! Gonna be tough.